Hardired Nectarine is another beautiful tree that produces fruit ready for mid season picking. The fruit is a great fresh eater and has yellow skin with red blush and yellow, freestone flesh. It is resistant to bacterial leaf spot and hardier than the average nectarine making it a great choice for those living west of the Cascade Mountains.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
RootstockDescription: Our Peaches and Nectarines are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Hardired Nectarine is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardired Nectarine is hardy to minus 20°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Mid March – Early April
Ripening Time: Early August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: The foliage of Peaches and Nectarines can be damaged by Peach Leaf Curl. Plant resistant varieties or spray with copper 2 to 3 times during the winter. Clear, copper colored exudations on the trunk and branches are symptoms of bacterial canker. Copper sprays will also help protect your tree from this disease.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-11, 14, 15, 18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated